Friday, February 28, 2014

Marijuana Policy in Maryland: A Community Forum

When: March 6, 2014
Time: 6:30 PM
Where: College Park Community Center
5051 Pierce Avenue, College Park, Maryland 20740
Cost: This event is free and open to the public

The mission of the forum is to educate and discuss some of the impacts drug policies have on the individual and our communities. We will also discuss current legislative measures which would mitigate the effects of drug prohibition and offer practical, sensible alternatives to our current failed approaches.

This event is hosted by the Marijuana Policy Coalition of Maryland

Major Neill Franklin, Executive Director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
Eric Sterling, President of the Criminal Justice Policy Foundation
Rachelle Yeung, Legislative Analyst for the Marijuana Policy Project and SSDP Alumna
Toni Holness, Public Policy Associate for the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland
Walter Olson, Senior Fellow at the CATO Institute’s Center for Constitutional Studies

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Criminal Justice Career Fair Prep with an Employer (Representative from ATF)

Date:  Monday, March 03, 2014 
Time: 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President’s Promise (3rd Floor Hornbake Library, South Wing)

The University Career Center & The President's Promise will co-present with a representative from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on tips for excelling at the Criminal Justice Career & Internship Fair. The representative will share her perspective on how to stand out at the fair. The Center will also provide a short introduction to the following topics: how to prepare for a career fair, creating and presenting your sixty-second commercial, questions to ask, tips for what to wear, and much more.

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Project Success - March 6, 2014

Workshop at LAS: Maximizing Your Strengths for Academic Success

When: Monday, March 03, 2014 
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Shoemaker 2202

We all have strengths but we need to learn to utilize them in the classroom. This workshop will help you focus on your unique strengths and put them to use to improve your academic success.

EDCP 318: Work4Change Application Open

The Work4Change program provides students with the unique opportunity to integrate socially responsible leadership and civic engagement through service-learning within both an academic leadership course and an internship at a local community agency.

How to Join the Program:

How to Find an Internship TODAY

Date:  Thursday, February 27, 2014 
Time:  4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location: University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)

Not sure where to start with your internship search? Or, do you feel like you're at a standstill and unsure about the next steps in your search?
To help you with your internship search, we will discuss:
  1. Specific resources available to research internship opportunities in non-profit, government and corporate sectors
  2. Quick tips on making a positive first impression on resumes and during interviews
  3. Strategies to connect with UMD alumni working within your intended career field
This workshop is part of the Jump-Start Your Internship Search Certificate Program, where students can earn a professional portfolio and certificate in four easy steps while gaining insight into the internship search process. To learn

This workshop is intended for all students, not just Jump-Start Your Internship Search Certificate participants.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Summer Study Abroad Program Deadlines Extended

Education Abroad has extended the deadline to March 1st for many of our summer faculty-led programs including the Maryland Social Entrepreneur Corps programs in Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic.